ASU Football: Recruiting Class of 2014 Update


Arizona State Sun Devils PitchforkWith six verbal commitments in the past eight days, the Arizona State Sun Devils 2014 recruiting class is on fire. Twenty-five players have already announced their verbal intentions to join the Sun Devils in 2014.

Here is a current list of the committed players, who hail from across the United States, including the states of Arizona, California, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and New Mexico. Recent commitments since our last blog are shown in bold.

  • Manny Wilkins, QB
  • Demario Richard, RB
  • Kalen Ballage, RB
  • Nick Brown, RB/WR (Greyshirt)
  • De’Chavon Hayes, RB/WR/KR (JC)
  • Nick Alexander, WR
  • Tyler Whiley, WR
  • Jalen Harvey, WR
  • Brendan Landman, TE
  • Alex Anderson OG
  • Sam Jones, OT
  • Quinn Bailey, OT
  • Connor Humphreys, DL
  • Tashon Smallwood, DL
  • Edmond Boateng, DL (JC)
  • Renell Wren, DL
  • Derik Calhoun, LB
  • Christian Sam, LB
  • Jamal Scott, LB/S
  • Coltin Gerhart, S
  • Jordan Thomas, S
  • Armand Perry, S
  • Das Tautalatasi, S
  • Chad Adams, CB
  • DeAndre Scott, CB

The ASU coaching staff has hit the recruiting trail hard, and they have addressed areas where depth was needed. Arizona local high school star Quinn Bailey made a commitment to Arizona State, choosing the Devils over the Oregon Ducks. Defensive Line Coach Jackie Shipp should be excited with the additions of Tashon Smallwood, Renell Wren, and junior college transfer Edmond Boateng who has three years of eligibility.

Due to NCAA regulations, schools are only allowed to sign 25 players per year. Since the Sun Devils signed 24 student athletes in 2013, the total maximum number of signings in 2014 is 26 as one mid-year enrollee can count back to the 2013 calendar year. Therefore, if nobody on this list decommits, Arizona State appears to have one spot available.

Obviously, the ASU coaching staff will continue to recruit for this class in case players decommit or are open to receiving a greyshirt. The big names out there that ASU is reportedly pursuing are offensive tackle Casey Tucker from Chandler, junior college wide receiver Eric Lauderdale, and tight end or outside linebacker Ismael Murphy-Richardson.

Both Scout.com and Rivals.com recruiting services currently have Arizona State with the highest rated class in the Pac-12. Be prepared for this to fall as Signing Day approaches since Oregon (15), Stanford (16), USC (14), and UCLA (13) have room to fill their classes with some of the top talent remaining on the West Coast.

Even with that, it is clear that Arizona State has one of its own best recruiting classes of athletes entering the program in 2014. This accomplishment is due to the hard working coaches in the program and a ten-win season where the Sun Devils captured the Pac-12 South and finished #14 in the final BCS Standings.

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